The Flash

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Air Dates

Oct 07, 2014 - Present


The CW


Drama / Action


Barry - Grant GustinIris - Candice PattonEddie - Rick CosnettCaitlin - Danielle PanabakerCisco - Carlos ValdesHarrison - Tom CavanaghDet. West - Jesse L. Martin

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An action adventure series based on the well-known comic book superhero speedster.

When Barry Allen was 11 years old, his life was forever changed when his mother was killed in a strange incident that saw his father falsely convicted of her murder. Years later, Barry has become a brilliant and focused crime scene investigator determined to learn the truth about his mother's death.

Fascinated with cutting edge scientific advancements, Barry discovers a particle accelerator created by S.T.A.R. Labs. During its public unveiling, a devastating explosion causes a freak storm that strikes Barry with a bolt of lightning. After months of being in a coma, Barry awakens to discover he has the ability of super speed, giving him unprecedented power.

Unfortunately Barry is not the only one affected by the explosion. Others now have new powers as well, and they're not using them for good. With unexplained deaths plaguing the city, Barry must become The Flash and use his gift of speed to protect its innocent citizens.

Comments (22)

crackercow crackercow
02/12/21 at 12:04pm

I enjoyed the early seasons. However it evolved into the Irish West show, becoming lame, boring and frustrating to watch. This is not to say that the cast members are not engaging. The Flash show of the Nineties in many ways was superior and much more faithful to story of the Flash. John Wesley Shipp will always be "The Flash." No doubt his casting in the show sparked my continued interest.
05/14/20 at 05:47pm

Hear u guys might beat arrow by a season on go to season 9 make it happen
10/08/19 at 08:07am

the writing is so inconsistent! it looks like the effects budget has taken a hit over the last two seasons. They should rename the show... the disappearing reappearing man
Mary Duff
05/15/19 at 10:26am

I think this show was wonderful in the beginning but like “Arrow”, it has gone steadedly downhill. I can see it ending soon.
04/30/19 at 09:40am

First two seasons were great, but the rest are disappointments beyond belief. The writing is bad, the CGI is terrible but it is a TV show so not a huge budget or anything, contains plot holes, characters often don't act like themselves, the acting is an issue sometimes, the team aspect doesn't work in the later seasons (this is "The Flash" not "The Flash and His Amazing Friends at STAR Labs") and the seasons are dragged on for what seems like forever. Overall, it's a mediocre TV show that started off strong but just went downhill. I still watch it to this day, however.
09/20/18 at 01:20pm

I wanted to like this show. I like the cast. I like most of the characters. But the writing is terrible, with the character being quite inconsistent with themselves and little attention paid to continuity, even within an episode. I hoped the show would find itself after the first season but it never really did. What a shame.
10/26/16 at 07:17am

Enjoying the series ...hope it lasts a good majority of seasons
10/20/16 at 06:30am

I don't know if I'm the only one but I absolutely hate the character Iris. I dislike her and I definitely dislike the idea of her being with Barry. I miss the blonde detective.
02/29/16 at 12:40pm

This show is great. Yes it's cheesey however not everything has to be super violent. They're enough shows like that. This is a show you can watch with your kids and still enjoy as an adult.
01/05/16 at 01:14pm

No doubt Wells is alive; it may not be the same Wells, but a wells from another dimension close enough to ours that the story line is similar. Oh yes, Wells lives, and he's crazy enough to take revenge for the Flash killing his doppleganger.
This show started out slow, like so many other superhero shows with the concept "monster of the week", however, the show evolved beyond this in a great way. About half way through, just before I gave up, the show mutated and become a favorite. I look forward to each episode now. With the technology and philosophy of physics this show is migrating towards the plot points are infinite. This is a great base upon which to build a long, long... long lived series. Just as long as the writers remain open to possibilities, the show has staying power. One of them must by needs become the foundation for the Justice League this show can lead the way. Let's face it, it's our dream come true show; one with unlimited possibilities. As a kid, I was one never to take sides. I loved DC first, and Marval 2nd; but, over the years only side with DC because it was first. I would love to see Marvel and Stan Lee take a point from the Flash; this is the kind of writing that has staying potential. Remember that!

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